No matter who we are, how much money we have or don’t have, how many times we’ve been or not been to Disney Land, we all have the ability to achieve extraordinary results.
I now define an extraordinary result as any result we achieve that is outside of our comfort zone. I’ve found that achieving Beyond-Your-Comfort-Zone Extraordinary Results is a very effective step towards creating the productive and joyful life that you want.
I spent many years comparing my results to the results of friends, family, and famous people. I never felt I added up. I would spend lots of time feeling bad about not adding up. This was a good recipe for many Jason Freeman pity parties, but did not leave me with much energy to feel motivated, joyful and productive.
At last I came up with a new system.
The secret to achieving an extraordinary result is simple. First you find something beyond your comfort zone, something you want to do that you haven’t done before or done as well before, or done as consistently before or done having as much fun before. Then you create a way to do it. And finally you play as you do it.
PLAY is the keyword. Many times you will succeed at creating your extraordinary result. Sometimes, you won’t, which will be an invitation to PLAY again.
For example, right now I’m typing on my laptop, which is well in my comfort zone because I’ve been a writer since high school.
And I’m also producing an extraordinary result- I’m writing my first blog entry. I’ve never been a blogger before. This is outside my comfort zone and thus an extraordinary result.
The Game for Today:
Create an extraordinary result outside your comfort zone that you can PLAY at achieving TODAY.
Then Play. See what happens. See how your world expands.